We're going to share with you apps for downloading movies and shows to your phone. After downloading, you'll be able to watch movies offline on your iPhone, iPad or Android.
App rating: 🐱🐱🐱🐱 4.1 out of 5
Developer: Google LLC
The YouTube mobile app has "learned" to download videos that are subsequently available for viewing without the Internet. To do this, you need to subscribe to Premium (the subscription will cost $7.19/month at the moment). But if you sign up for a trial subscription, you'll be able to download and watch videos on your phone for 7 days.
What movies are available for free on Youtube? Of course, this video service doesn't have the variety offered by online theaters, but there are some free movies to watch offline:
- Old movies (like Soviet classics).
- Short films by novice directors.
- Films on the channels of independent and obscure directors
- Access to stock movies and TV series episodes.
All that stuff is available here free of charge and you can download free movies in any quantity (as much as your Android device memory allows) and save it using Youtube app. Content is available locally for 29 days, then you either have to download it again or update it.
Instructions on how to download a free movie from Youtube:
Step 1. Install Youtube app for Android or iOS.
Open the app.
Step 2. Make sure the Premium package is set up and you are using the appropriate account.
Step 3. Go to Settings.
In the quality settings (Settings - Background & downloads), set the desired download quality settings for local saving - for example, High (720p).
However, you should do it beforehand - before you start downloading the movie.
Step 4. Find the movie by typing its title into the search field on Youtube. In our case, it will be the film Gentelmen of Fortune, available on the Mosfilm channel.
Step 5. Tap on the movie title and then on the Download button.
Step 6. The movies are downloaded to your mobile device (Android / iOS) in the background, and then go to Library - Downloads.
Step 7. Via the Your downloads section, use built-in Youtube player to watch movie. It will be available for free offline viewing for about a month.
Again, you need Youtube Premium subscription or trial mode to download and watch movies offline on your mobile device.
App rating: 🐱🐱🐱🐱 4.1 out of 5
Developer: ViacomCBS Streaming
Paramount+ is an app to watch shows, movies, and TV series with your family. There are about 250 sub channels, where you will also find countless series, not only English-language, but also foreign.
All new releases and other content are collected in an extensive catalog, easily accessed via the Paramount+ mobile app. The Series section is where you'll find exclusive titles that are available from other sources. The list of recommendations includes the best series, as well as new releases by subscription or one-time payment.
The downloader service works on a subscription basis (there is essentially a free subscription for a month, that is, for a nominal fee of less than a dollar). Once you subscribe, you get access to all the sections for 30 days, which adds up to about 80 thousand videos.
The Paramount+ app works on both Android and iOS, as well as set-top TV boxes and game consoles.
App rating: 🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱 4.5 out of 5
There's a subscription, though, not for a month, but for 14 days. Which, however, is enough to get acquainted with the content of this online cinema.
In the Disney+ downloader app, cartoons are conveniently categorized by genre and available through the main menu. There is sorting by other criteria, such as year of release, language and others. The catalog of cartoons is regularly updated with new releases. In order not to get lost, there is a rating, more or less believable, by which you can choose a cartoon so as not to regret the fruitlessly spent time.
Now a few words about the mobile app. It is quite good for downloading a cartoon to watch offline, or for online broadcasting without saving them to your iPhone.
Special mention should be made of the delayed viewing and saving the cartoon to the phone. Later you can open the cartoon, for example, on the plane. However, this option is not available for all cartoons.
App rating: 🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱 4.5 out of 5
The Hulu app is popular among movie lovers; the mobile downloader app of the same name is quite convenient for watching and downloading movies, both for Android and iOS.
To download movies via Hulu app to watch offline:
Open the Hulu app on your device.
Log into your account.
Browse through the library of available movies and select the movie you want to watch.
Once you have selected the movie, click on the download icon.
Select the quality of the movie you want to download.
The movie will begin downloading to your device.
Once the download is complete, you can watch the movie anytime offline.
Unlike other online movie theaters - the user can navigate not only by description and general ratings. Importantly, portal users are also involved in rating movies and TV series. Therefore, before buying content, it is possible to study the reviews of users and critics. However, these reviews should not be blindly trusted.
The Hulu downloader app learns user behavior and adapts to their interests. For example, if you've visited movie cards, then this information will be displayed on the app screen.
Through the app, you can subscribe, buy tickets to the nearest theater, or watch the movie directly through the online cinema. There is a built-in offline movie downloader and video player.
App rating: 🐱🐱🐱 3.2 out of 5
Developer: Crackle Plus, LLC
Popcornflix is an all-in-one program for downloading movies to your phone and PC. The installer of the program is available for mobile platform (Android) and PC.
The app is able to download and watch offline any video from various social networks and websites. The list of supported services is wide, which is nice: YouTube, Instagram and others.
You can specify practically any quality for saving videos to your phone, up to 4K (Ultra HD) resolution.
How to download a movie to your tablet or smartphone via Popcornflix:
- Install Popcornflix on your phone
- Select the website you want to download the movie from Use the app's built-in browser to find the film
- Select the quality of the film
- Popcornflix will give you a direct link, this is where you download the movie to your phone
- Open the movie by opening the downloaded file with your file manager.
App rating: 🐱🐱🐱🐱 4.0 out of 5
Developer: Netflix, Inc.
Netflix is a provider of its own series, some of which you may already be familiar with. By downloading the app, you get access to an extensive collection of series and feature films. These include comedies, melodramas, horror movies, detectives, and everything in between.
To download movies via Netflix app to watch offline:
Open the Netflix app on your device.
Select the movie you want to watch from the main menu.
Tap the "Download" button on the movie's page.
Wait for the download to finish.
Once the movie has finished downloading, tap the "My Downloads" tab.
Select the movie you want to watch.
The movie will start playing on your device. You can now watch the movie even when you don't have an internet connection.
The Netflix website has premieres before anyone else, so you can watch and downloader new releases the day they come out - as long as you have a subscription.
The Netflix mobile app is a shell of the web version of the site. That said, there are a number of exclusive features. Among them, of course, is the ability to download a season of a show or individual episodes to your phone to watch movies offline on iPhone.
App rating: 🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱 4.8 out of 5
There are also quite a few exclusive series available on Apple TV. For those who prefer new releases, this is a great way to spend time on your phone by turning on a series.
To download movies via Apple TV app to watch offline:
Open the Apple TV app on your device.
Select the “Movies” tab.
Browse through the available movies and select the one you want to download.
Look for the “Download” option and tap on it.
- The movie will begin to download and you will be able to track its progress.
- Once the movie is downloaded, you can access it from the Library tab.
- Select the movie and it will begin to play.
On the Apple TV website, you can sort series by genre or release time. The selection of movies to download is huge. The website has no a clear rating system, and user reviews are also not available. Anyway, if you've downloaded the mobile app, it's easy to find out which TV series to watch, but you can trust your instincts.
The Apple TV app can be customized to your liking, and there is a children's mode where you can set a variety of restrictions.
By the way, there is also a lot of interesting content for children on Apple TV - cartoons and age-appropriate series.
Like other apps for accessing online movie theaters, there is an option to download a series and watch it without access to the web.
Download on iOS
App rating: 🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱 4.7 out of 5
Developer: Tubi TV
This app for downloading new movies focuses on finding what Netflix, the most hyped platform, doesn't have. Consequently, Tubi TV gives you the opportunity to download a lot of free movies in excellent quality to your phone and watch them through the video player. The library of movies is updated daily and there is no limit to the choice.
To download movies via Tubi TV app to watch offline:
Open the Tubi TV app on your device.
Search for the movie you want to download.
Select the movie and click on the download icon on the movie page.
A prompt will appear asking if you want to download the movie or just play it. Select the option to download the movie.
The download will begin immediately and you can monitor the progress from the "My Downloads" section in the app.
Once the download is complete, you can watch the movie offline in the "My Downloads" section.
You can make a selection of those movies you want to download and watch locally on Android in the first place, or planned downloads. Chromecast, Apple TV and so on platforms are supported. So you can display the picture on the big screen and watch with aesthetic pleasure.
Ilia is a professional writer. He has expert knowledge in GPS and cartography with 15 years of experience. Additionally, Ilia has extensive experience in data recovery on PC and mobile. He started his career as a journalist by reviewing PC and mobile apps. His current responsibilities are to keep track of users' questions on MGT and answer them.